Black Poetry : AFRO-QUISQUELLA [The Land Where I Was Born]

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  1. Olorun1

    Olorun1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *Having spent the first eleven years of my life in the land where the first African ancestors were brought in chains to the Americas [1500-01?] from the homes of the Woolofs & Mandikas as well as Yorubas. By way of Dahomey bringing along Bantus & Congolese, giving me the spicy mix of Mama Africa's fiercest seed, I pay tribute to the land which maintained our legacy alive outliving its Indigenous hosts & tormentors [Spainiards, French & English]:

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    AFRO-QUISQUELLA
    [The land where I was born]

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    Born in a tropical

    Caribbean island

    shaded by the blue heavens

    blessed with the impressionable

    beauty of its people
    --

    Santo Domingo Quisquella or

    Hispaniola, - a treasured paradise indeed

    ever so lovely a land

    blessed always by the

    sun setting within
    --

    Merengue, Sancocho and rum

    I'm blessed to be your Native Son

    My heart beating fiercely

    to the rhythm of the drum

    even though Africa forever lives inside my soul.
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    J.S


    PEACE
     
  2. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very nice, keep flowin'.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    like dis nice ......
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The love of the land which gave birth to the world. It makes me wonder. How sweet it is.

    :toast: :D
     
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    Very nice, I can visualize every word!
     
  6. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is a wonderful poem...
     
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